Investigate financial assistance
Accounting students are eligible to apply for federal
and state financial assistance through the University’s
Office of Student Financial Aid, toll free 800-841-4744.
A number of scholarships and financial awards also
are designated specifically for accounting majors.
Enrich your experience through Be prepared for the future Information about these monetary awards is available
student involvement The combination of classroom study,
through the program’s office by calling 812-237-2015.
A chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national Scholarships and awards include the V.E.
experiential learning experiences, and
professional fraternity for financial information Breidenbaugh Scholarship, Financial Executives
professional and leadership opportunities
professionals, is very active on campus and in the Institute Scholarships, BKD and CPA Awards, Indiana
makes graduates of the Indiana State
local community. The organization offers you CPA Society Outstanding Undergraduate Accounting
Accounting Program highly qualified for a
participation in activities, conferences, and Major Scholarship, Sackrider & Co., CPA Scholarship,
variety of careers. Accounting careers are
workshops that promote self-development and Antoinette Srajin Scholarship, Lane and Longfield
available in all sectors of society from
association among members and practicing Scholarships, Lee Ann Page Scholarship, and Judy A.
business and industry to government or
professionals (local, regional, and national), and Gary W. Schomer Scholarship.
nonprofit organizations. The program also
and encourages ethical, social, and public offers opportunities for continuing study
responsibility. Members of the Indiana State that leads to certifications in accounting,
chapter tutor students in introductory business finance, and management; to licensure as
courses and participate in local Race for the Cure a CPA; or to graduate study in business To find out more
and March of Dimes events. As a Beta Alpha Psi
member you have the opportunity to attend
administration. For more information about a degree in
accounting from Indiana State University, contact:
Midwest and national conferences. To enhance
classroom learning, the honorary frequently College of Business
brings guest speakers in the areas of accounting, Indiana State University
finance, and business information to campus. Terre Haute, IN 47809
Accounting major alumnae Heather Fax: 812-237-8129
Hollingsworth-Tryon was selected as winner www.indstate.edu/acct College of Business
Real people. Real experience. Real business.
of the Elijah Watt Sells Gold Medal for her
score on the May 1999 CPA Examination.
Hollingsworth-Tryon, a 1999 graduate of
the Indiana State Accounting Program,
received the highest score in the nation out
of 56,000 who took the examination.
Real people. Real experience. Real business.
Accounting Programs forensic accounting has recently been developed
with courses offered for the first time in fall 2005.
What makes us different?
As an accounting major at Indiana State University, Indiana State’s Accounting Program is distinctive
Accounting is the process of identifying and Through the University’s DegreeLink Program
you will complete 27 semester hours in accounting, in its emphasis on providing you with classroom
measuring financial information to allow internal students attending community or two-year
a core of business courses required of all business learning, practical experience, and extracurricular
and external audiences to make decisions on the colleges may easily transfer their work to Indiana
students, and the University’s General Education activities that result in exciting and challenging
operations and growth of an organization. Indiana State and complete the accounting minor on
Program, leading to a bachelor of science degree. study. The program includes small classes taught
State University’s Accounting Program offers you the web.
While the accounting and business courses are most by qualified professors who have both academic
preparation and hands-on experience that will lead to related to your future career, the general education credentials and practical business experience.
an exciting and challenging career with opportunities Indiana State’s Accounting Program is excellent
requirements provide the knowledge you will need Emphasis also is placed on assisting you in finding
in a variety of specialties in every business and preparation for the additional course work
in computers, critical thinking, leadership, and internship opportunities to earn academic credit
organization operating today. required by the state of Indiana to be a licensed
interpersonal and communication skills. Specific and paid on-the-job experience. Many students,
certified public accountant. Study for a variety of
course work in accounting includes 18 hours of especially those completing the additional hours
The Accounting Program is part of the Analytical accounting-related certifications also is enhanced
required courses and nine hours of electives in needed to take the Certified Public Accountant
Department of Indiana State’s College of Business, by completion of the major. In addition, the
such areas as: Examination, find these internships offer them
which is committed to excellence in teaching and program serves as excellent background if you
the chance to earn six hours toward this
dedicated to providing a nationally accredited plan to complete a master of business
• financial and management accounting requirement and frequently lead to full-time job
professional education to qualified students at both administration degree.
• taxation offers. The program also works closely with
the undergraduate and graduate levels. Through • accounting information systems accounting professionals to offer you networking
Indiana State’s many partnerships with business and • nonprofit accounting opportunities and career contacts.
industry you will have the opportunity to engage in Accounting majors at Indiana State may
• business law
applied research and inquiry that make a difference. study and test for certifications that enhance
You’ll be able to apply what you learn through their career options. Certifications related to
hands-on inquiry, research, and life-changing field the accounting major include:
An 18-hour accounting minor also is available to both
experiences, which bring knowledge to life and business and non-business majors. A new minor in
give you the kind of real-world understanding • CPA-Certified Public Accountant
that sets you apart from students at • CMA-Certified Management Accountant
other institutions. • CFE-Certified Fraud Examiner
• CIA-Certified Internal Auditor